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New campaign to urge 'Move Over Law' compliance

Aug 29th, 2013 - State News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new campaign is being kicked off to remind motorists to use caution when approaching stopped emergency vehicles.

State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, along with officials from Michigan's Department of Transportation and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, will announce the program Thursday in Lansing.

The "Save a Life. Give a Lane. It's the Move Over Law." campaign promotes awareness of Michigan's Emergency Vehicle Caution Law. The law requires motorists to move over for stopped emergency vehicles with their lights activated or slow down and pass with caution if it is not possible to safely change lanes.

The campaign also will feature the story of state police trooper Drew Spencer who was hit by a vehicle and severely injured during a 2011 traffic stop in Ingham County.

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